International Mergers Conference

The “3rd International Mergers” organised by Concurrences at University College London, in partnership with Analysis Group, Baker Botts, Cleary Gottlieb, Cooley, Compass Lexecon, Meta, Morrison & Foerster, Shearman & Sterling and White & Case.

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Panel 1: Latest Developments in Mergers Assessment: What Consequences on Substance and Procedure?

Ioannis Lianos

One of the questions that have been discussed a lot in recent years is whether merger control has failed to some extent and whether it has not been strict enough. In particular, it is possible to identify several developments. For example, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are revising their merger guidelines. Thus, many questions are being asked about whether merger control is becoming stricter, about the standard of proof, theories of harm, the development of presumptions that are linked to the larger size of the company, etc.

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  • Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) (The Hague)
  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority (CMA) (London)
  • Compass Lexecon (London)
  • UEA law school - Centre for Competition Policy (Norwich)
  • Cooley (London)
  • French Competition Authority (Paris)
  • University College London (London)
  • White & Case (London)
  • Compass Lexecon (London)
  • Morrison & Foerster (London)
  • Hellenic Competition Commission (Athens)
  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority (CMA) (London)
  • Meta (London)
  • Baker Botts (Brussels)
  • Analysis Group (London)
  • Queen Mary University (London)
  • Analysis Group (Paris)
  • Baker Botts (Brussels)
  • Shearman & Sterling (London)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)